Simple Things We Should Be Grateful For

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Have you struggled with being grateful in your life? Whether it's the big, small, or seemingly insignificant things, we have so much to be grateful for. Let me help you see all that you have to be grateful for! - Pursue Simple Joy

Simple Things We Should All Be Grateful For

There are certain times in life where it might be harder to find things to be grateful for. It can be easy to get derailed and lose focus.There are many things that cause us to be led astray in life. Strange familial circumstances, odd emotions, unfortunate situations, and temptations. Life is messy. However, you can change this. It’s much easier to see the things you don’t have rather than the things you do have. Maybe you find yourself in the comparison trap. Or, looked from a different perspective, maybe you are absolutely stunning to just the right person. Maybe you landed your dream job, and have a home you've dreamt of having since you were a kid. Perhaps your family is exactly how you imagined it would be. There are many ways to look at a certain situation. One of the most important is to understand you cannot change your circumstances without changing your attitude.What is the best attitude to cultivate? Being grateful of course! This turns you into an optimist, but one who is aware of all the good around you instead of just wishing for a better tomorrow. It simplifies your needs and desires. Having a shift of perspective and realizing that you have so much to be grateful for really helps shift your attitude to be one of joy instead of frustration or disappointment.There are many things to be grateful for. Let this post be the exploration of that. It might give you a fresh perspective in a time you need it most.

The things you could be grateful for might include:

Your Health

There's a good chance that if you are reading this right now and are asked how you would rate your health, you'd probably give yourself a B or an A. If you are suffering from something, it’s likely not so terrible that it prevents you from reading and sitting. There's a good chance that you're able to read this and comprehend the words strung together with little difficulty. That’s not something to be taken for granted. There are many people who have had to adapt to life without their eyesight or might have had a traumatic brain injury and what might seem like basic comprehension to us might be more difficult for them.I don't take my ability to read and write with ease for granted. That’s something to be grateful for, no matter how mundane or every day it seems. The truth is that nothing is mundane and everyday, just more or less familiar.

Your Family

If you have anyone around you who cares for you or loves you, you should count yourself lucky. It’s a miracle how people bond together and care for one another with real, genuine effort. Being grateful for your family is something that should never be taken for granted. At least your family members are healthy.Even if you have a family member struggling with health issues, there is ALWAYS something to be grateful for.Your family, no matter who they are or what difficulties they are facing, can band together and act as one. Keeping this in mind can be very useful when assigning the proper gratitude from day to day.

Have you struggled with being grateful in your life? Whether it's the big, small, or seemingly insignificant things, we have so much to be grateful for. Let me help you see all that you have to be grateful for! - Pursue Simple Joy

Your Home

If you have four walls around you and a door to lock at night, you have somewhere safe to sleep at the end of the day. If you have a comfortable bed with pillows, hush blankets, and patterned cushions, somewhere to rest after a day of work, you have something that some people would dream to sleep in. If you have all the modern amenities, you might just have the home someone would absolutely adore to live in. It’s easy to see the flaws in your own home. Perhaps it’s not as clean as you’d like it. Perhaps that unforgiving stain on the carpet simply will not come out. Maybe the power sockets are in awkward positions and the lamp doesn’t quite reach to your bedside table. Does this really matter at the end of the day? Or is the fact you have a home, and even better people to share it with mean you have a supreme degree of comfort that helps you recharge your batteries?A home is not cheap, especially in the modern market. If you have been lucky enough to be assigned a suitable renter or to keep a good mortgage, you really have plenty to be proud of. If you’re at home now, take a look around and consider how lucky you are in these surroundings.

Being Ourselves

Human beings can be quite fractured at certain points. From strange or traumatic childhood situations that left their mark on the insecurities or challenges you have. But, the main thing is that you are here and able to live and love with those closest to you. That’s powerful enough to be grateful, no matter who you are.If are able to apply yourself towards something every day, whether you work a 9-5, are a stay at home mom, or retired, you have something to be grateful for.America has many issues, but if you live in our democracy no matter how strange its political tides, and if you have access to internet and computing power, you are likely in the top 6% of riches in the world. It might not feel like it, but you probably have many things to be grateful for. Remember to not take even the smallest of gifts for granted.This is something to be grateful for, no matter how peeved or annoyed at life you might currently feel. You have potential and can do whatever your mind and physical ability allows for. That is likely much more than you might think. The best part? Gratitude will help you just that little bit more in achieving them.With all this in mind, you will find a much more positive perspective regarding your life. A small dose of gratitude can go a long way.

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Have you struggled with being grateful in your life? Whether it's the big, small, or seemingly insignificant things, we have so much to be grateful for. Let me help you see all that you have to be grateful for! - Pursue Simple Joy

There Is Always Something to Be Grateful For

If you're really struggling right now, I want to encourage you to stop what you're doing and write down 10 things that you're grateful for. Are you breathing? That's something to be grateful for. Can you think and comprehend and voice your opinion? That's something to be grateful for.There are ones you love surrounding you. A roof over your heard. You're a complex, living-breathing being. You have your health.There is much to be grateful for! If you're still finding it difficult to come up with some things, think outside of the box. Talk to a friend. Reach out to someone. Reach out to me!You are loved!